1813 NSW Dump Type A/1 gFine

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1813 NSW Dump Type A/1 gFine

$14,950.00
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Clearly distinguished from the D/2 type, with the cross on top of the crown pointing between the 'T' and 'H' in 'SOUTH', no stops between the words 'NEW', 'SOUTH', and 'WALES', and irregular pearls in the crown, we have the rare 1813 NSW Dump Type A/1 in good Fine.

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The 1813 Dump was one of the first coins struck in Australia, the other was the Holey Dollar.   Not only are they extremely rare today, but their fascinating history has made them two of the world’s most famous coins

Rare

The 1813 Dump was created from 40,000 Spanish-American Silver 8 Reales procured by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1812.  Macquarie’s aim was to increase the number of coins in circulation. It was a remarkably successful plan, with the Dump and the outer ring, the Holey Dollar, becoming the lifeblood of the economy until the 1820s.

 When legal tender status was withdrawn in 1829, most were swapped for British currency or melted for the silver, and it is thought less than 1,000 Dumps exist today.

Design and Grade

Underpinned by good detail in the lettering and crown, and featuring remnants of the original Spanish-American 8 Reales host coin, we have this highly desirable colonial coin available in good Fine grade. 

More Information
Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1813
DenominationFifteen Pence
MetalSilver
GradeGood Fine
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